The Treasure Map

DVD Release: July 27, 1999
The Treasure Map


Edward White Eyes, a troubled Cherokee boy, encounters an unfriendly welcome when he is forced to bunk in Nathan’s room at Thornridge Manor. The two boys remain at odds until a treasure map captivates them and a thief’s scheme forces them to team up. Edward, Nathan, and their friends discover a mansion’s secret, a mysterious treasure map, and a thrilling adventure, but Nathan makes the most valuable discovery of all!

Dove Review

Intrigue, a hidden door, and a mysterious map bring together a group of friends who are anxious to uncover the secrets of Thornbridge Manor. When their paths intersect with a struggling young Cherokee boy, Edward White Eyes, they soon find themselves discovering more than they bargained for!

Edward stays at Thornbridge Manor when his grandfather falls gravely ill as they are traveling and must be admitted to a local hospital. Much to his dismay, the Cherokee boy finds himself sharing a room with the innkeeper’s unfriendly and unwelcoming son, Nate. Edward agitates Nate with his messy ways, untimely rain dances, and sullen attitude. The relationship between the children quickly changes when Nate and his friends realize Edward may be in trouble, and the trouble has followed him to their doorstep.

At first the boys and frustrated with each other, but their attitudes change when the truth is revealed: Edward is hiding deep hurts behind his facade of bravado and he needs help. Teamwork, forgiveness, and the ability to rise above circumstances are key themes throughout this film. Parents and children of all ages will enjoy the suspense of “The Treasure Map,” and we are happy to approve it for all ages.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: Stupid Indian brat.
Violence: Children pursued by a man of unsavory reputation.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Spooky mansion; some racist comments toward Native Americans.


Company: Gateway Films / Vision Video
Writer: Fred Pachter
Director: Tim Rogers
Producer: Unusual Films
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 97 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Nancy Bouwens